What's New

Apr 4

WASHINGTON, DC - The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) stands in solidarity with communities across the country who will mobilize on Saturday, April 5th to protest aggressive immigration enforcement and high levels of deportations under the current administration.

Mar 11

SACRAMENTO, CA – For nearly two decades, Proposition 209 (Prop 209) has prevented educational, employment, and other public institutions in California from considering race as a factor in admissions and hiring—a misguided and flawed policy that has masked and proliferated significant disparities in these arenas.

Dec 5

Washington, DC –  Staff and board members of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) are fasting today in solidarity with “Fast for Families” in support of reform that allows for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, family reunification, and an end to deportations that are devastating immigrant and refugee communities.

Nov 13


Contact: Pang Houa M. Toy, panghoua@searac.org; (202) 601-2969

SEARAC Announces New Executive Director

A grassroots grown leader with national vision for change, Quyen Dinh to assume the role of SEARAC’s Executive Director on January 13, 2014

Washington, DC – The Board of Directors and staff of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) are pleased to announce that Quyen Dinh has been named Executive Director of SEARAC. Dinh brings over ten years of experience as a respected social change advocate, thoughtful nonprofit leader, sharp strategic thinker, and effective communicator. She will step into her new role on January 13, 2014.

Oct 10


October 10, 2013

Contact: Pang Houa M. Toy, panghoua@searac.org; (202) 601-2969

Community Members Call for Resources to Serve Diverse English Language Learners in California’s new Local Control Funding Formula

Sacramento, CA – The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), Hmong Women’s Heritage Association (HWHA), and the Hmong, Mien, Lao Communities Action Network (HMLCAN) came together at a community forum with more than 100 parents, students, and community members to voice priorities that they want to see addressed through California’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) law.

Sep 27

Over the years that SEARAC has been working with community members to advocate for Southeast Asian American (SEAA) students, we’ve consistently found that the education needs of many SEAA students are often overlooked because of the “model minority myth” – a misconception that all Asian Americans excel academically and face few obstacles. This misconception overshadows the education needs of diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students and often hinders efforts to address those needs.

Sep 18

What: Webinar - Don't Miss California's ACA Enrollment Bus

When: Thursday, September 26; 1pm - 2:30pm Pacific Time

To register for the webinar, please click here: http://tinyurl.com/SEARACenrollmentbus

Sep 3


September 3, 2013

Contact: Pang Houa M. Toy, panghoua@searac.org; (202) 601-2969

The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), and 110 immigrant and refugee rights, criminal justice, racial justice, and faith-based organizations are calling on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to revisit policies that further mandatory deportation and detention laws resulting in harsh and disproportionate punishment for immigrants.

Aug 29

We’d like to take a moment to share with you our fundraising campaign results for our trainings this year!  With your support, we are happy to announce that we raised $8,700!  Our heartfelt thanks to each of our fundraisers for their help and to everyone who donated!

Jun 27


June 27, 2013

Contact: Pang Houa M. Toy, panghoua@searac.org; (202) 601-2969

SEARAC and 1Love Movement on the Passage of the Senate Immigration Bill

Washington, DC – Immigration reform moved another step forward today, as the Senate passed its comprehensive immigration reform bill, S. 744. While we at the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) and 1Love Movement stand strong with our friends and allies fighting for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented families, we lament the many financial and administrative barriers that will keep millions of people in the shadows.